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Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS)

    This site provides access to the WEPS software version used for official purposes by NRCS field offices and Technical Service providers. NRCS developed and maintains the components of the WEPS Databases and information on this site. The USDA-Agricultural Research Service is the lead agency for developing the science in the WEPS model and the model interface. WEPS predicts many forms of soil erosion by wind such as saltation-creep and suspension including PM-10.

    Early Detection Rapid Response Database

      Non-native bark and ambrosia beetles are a serious threat to our nation’s urban and rural forests. In 2007, Forest Health Protection began implementation of an early detection and rapid response project for non-native bark and ambrosia beetles. An Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Team (consisting of Forest Service, APHIS, university and state representatives) has developed a framework for implementing a national, interagency detection, monitoring, and response system for these insects. This framework involves the cooperation of state partners, regional taxonomists and regional Forest Service staff. Participating states will be responsible for following project protocols with funding from the Forest Service.

      Forest Health Advisory System

        Start exploring forest health in places of interest to you such as National Forests and Parks, Tribal Lands, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife units.

        Drainage Index and Productivity Index

          This website is designed to help you calculate the Drainage Index (DI) and Productivity Index (PI) of all soils that are classified within the US system of Soil Taxonomy. These data aid in the identification of areas at risk to various forest insects and diseases because of their ability to identify regions of potential tree stress.

          Forest Disturbance Monitor

            View, threshold, and download recent forest disturbance maps for use in targeted detection of forest insects and disease.

            IDS Explorer

              Explore data from the Insect and Disease Survey (IDS) database up to 2015.

              Forest Pest Conditions

                Explore county level maps of major forest insect and disease conditions throughout the United States.

                Forest Health Protection Mapping and Reporting

                  Welcome to the US Forest Service, forest insect and disease reporting portal. The applications below access a myriad of state, county and local level forest insect and disease conditions data. In addition we offer a window into near real time forest disturbance information collected from space. Data input applications are restricted to cooperators with specific training and expertise.